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Golden Gate, San Francisco (B/W)

Today, from outside the Golden Gate, looking in at San Francisco. Murky air, not good detail or color, hence the B/W. The big dark building is the "Bank of America Building," where my school chums and I rode the fast elevators up and down until we were kicked out. Pointy building is the "Transamerica Building." I have no idea who or what "Transamerica," is or was, probably bankrupt or defunct now. But that pyramid building sits on skids so in our next earthquake it'll just shimmy back and forth rather than topple...ha, ha!
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Re: Golden Gate, San Francisco (B/W)

Hi Stewart,

That's a magnificent skyline to have as a backdrop to such an iconic bridge, let's hope the next earthquake is a long time coming!
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Re: Golden Gate, San Francisco (B/W)

Stewart with a bit more contrast this would be cracking shot.
Mono is not just for bad light though its great on sunny days too.
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Re: Golden Gate, San Francisco (B/W)

Thanks, alf, I'll try more contrast later on. I sort of rushed the pp last night.
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Re: Golden Gate, San Francisco (B/W)

I agree with John, great skyline. I've never been to San Francisco, It's one for the "Bucket List". thanks for sharing.
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Re: Golden Gate, San Francisco (another try)

Here's the SF skyline with a little more contrast. It's a shot just earlier than previous, and includes Coit Tower at the extreme left (a climb to the top is highly recommended, though parking at the base of the tower is definitely not). I'm not sure about the tower compositional-wise, but I can't leave it out, if only for the sake of nostalgia. All comments muchly welcome!

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Re: Golden Gate, San Francisco (B/W)

I prefer that version Stewart
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Re: Golden Gate, San Francisco (B/W)

I would be too embarrased showing my images I took when we were there in May. Can't compete with a local!
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Re: Golden Gate, San Francisco (B/W)

Living here, it gets easy to cheat and just head for the best spots. And I love slow traffic on the bridge so I can look around a bit without causing an accident...
Oh, and with this added edit: please Dave, post some pics from your trip!
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